So, you may remember from this post a few weeks ago that I am an avid garage saler. You could call it my hobby. You could call it my way of being earth-friendly by reusing old things. Or, you could just say it's my way of chipping in to provide for my family all sorts of neat things that we'd never dream of buying at full price.
Any way you slice it, I love to spend my Saturday mornings on other people's lawns. And, this Saturday was no different. (Okay, well, it was a little different. Since it's our anniversary weekend Oliver has taken up residence at his Auntie's for a few days. This means that my usual garage sale partners have been replaced by my dear and loving husband. A fun switcharoo - I think he enjoyed himself!)
Since you all seemed to enjoy the run down of my haul last time, I'm so glad to present to you this morning my weekly report:
$.25 - "Madeline Loves Animals", for my sweet Beatrice because she loves "Maddy-yine".
$.50 - a pair of sweatpants to make me happy (and, if they can replace my current, raggedy pair, it will make my husband happy as well!)
$7 - 3 pair of great pants in great shape for Ryan. Since he was with me they let him try them on and they are definite winners! Hurray for beating the system!
$2 - Red espadrilles. Because they're necessary. Or, maybe just a fun thing to have around.
Free - a race car driving helmet for Oliver. We picked it up and commented that Oliver would love it and the woman begged us to take it. I understand that woman's sentiment on many toys in our own house. I'm sure I'll be begging some unsuspecting stranger to take this from me next yard sale we hold. Until then, Oliver is going to be thrilled when he comes home from his weekend away!
$1 - a cream, king fitted sheet. "Why?" you ask. Stay tuned (hopefully this week) and it may all become more clear.
$1.50 - my "tuck-and-run" prize of the day. A brand new pair of gorgeous Pumas for my wearing pleasure. Hurrah!!
That brings our grand total 3 new pairs of paints, 2 pairs of shoes, a book, a sheet, a helmet and a pair of sweatpants (not to mention a really fun morning out with my husband!) to $12.25.
Happy hunting, friends!
(I would love to hear if any of you all are finding great things in your respective necks of the woods as well!? Any great bargains? Would anyone be game for me to put up a Mr. Linky next Saturday morning so we can all celebrate together our great fortune?)